Brian Kopell, MD is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience as well as Director of the Center for Neuromodulation at the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Kopell has pioneered the use of intraoperative imaging during Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) cases to supplement the microelectrode recording typically done to make a procedure that is safer and quicker for patients. He has performed over 1,000 DBS procedures.
A graduate of the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Kopell completed his residency at NYU Medical Center. He has undergone fellowship training in Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of Zurich. He founded and has led the Restorative Neuroscience Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) where his team performed over 400 DBS cases for movement disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Kopell has participated and has been principal investigator in several clinical trials of emerging neuromodulation technologies targeting disorders such as Parkinson's disease, tremor, tinnitus, Tourette's syndrome and major depression.